Detail, Cinerary urn; Uified Silla period, early 8th century; F1916.422a-b.

Essays

This selection of articles translated from Korean into English presents informative research on ceramics by Korean scholars. The articles center on topics relating to ceramics of the Goryeo period (918–1392). Several examine well-known formats of decoration—the origins of the celebrated Goryeo technique of ceramic inlay (and the closely related form of lacquer inlay) as well as the technique’s late phase, and the development of underglaze iron-painted decoration. One essay considers the role of geography and access to water transport in the development of the Goryeo ceramic industry.

Images for the articles can be found in the original Korean-language articles. Romanization of the authors’ and journals’ names follows the usage at the time the articles were published. Each author’s affiliation is listed as of that time. Romanization within the translated text follows the Revised Romanization of Korean (RR) system, established in 2000 by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Korea.

“The Origin and Development of Goryeo Sanggam Celadon,” by Yun Yong-I. In Horim Pangmulgwan sojangp’um sŏnjip. Ch’ongja II (Selected Items out of Horim Museum: Celadon II). Seoul: Horim Museum, 1992, 142–54. Translated by Virginia Moon.
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“The Origin of the Inlay Technique in Goryeo Ceramics: Focusing on the Existence of Proto-Inlaid Decoration,” by Kim Jae Yeol. In Ho-Am Misulgwan yŏn’gu nonmunjip (Journal of Ho-Am Art Museum) 2 (1997): 56–98. Translated by Suzie Kim.
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“Goryeo Dynasty Lacquerware with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay,” by Choi Young-sook. In Misulsa Yŏn’gu (Journal of Art History) 15 (2001): 75–108. Translated by Susan Lee.
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“New Trends in Late Fourteenth Century Inlaid Celadon Ceramics, with a Focus on Food Vessels,” by Lee Jongmin. In Hanguk Misulsa Hakhoe (Korean Journal of Art History) 201 (1994): 5–33. Translated by Sang Seung Yeon.
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“The Origin and Development of Ceramics with Underglaze Iron Decoration and White Porcelain in the Goryeo Dynasty,” by Jang Namwon. In Misulsa Nondan (Art History Forum) 18 (2004), 41–71. Translated by Kim Hyun Kyung.
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“The Marine Transportation for Taxation, Ceramic Industry and Circulation in the Goryeo Dynasty,” by Jang Namwon. In Misulsa Yŏn’gu (Journal of Art History) 22 (2008): 169–93. Translated by Kim Mina.
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